San Miguel de Allende

Travel Guide
San Miguel de Allende
Visit a small city that captures the imagination with striking-looking architecture, ancient religious buildings and the creative output of talented Mexican artisans.

San Miguel de Allende has cobbled streets, gardens, leafy courtyards and Spanish colonial architecture. The city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. Its star attraction is the compact historic center with centuries-old buildings. Wander through ancient streets, visit beautiful old churches, browse shops for artisanal goods and tap into the thriving art scene.

Start your visit in El Jardin, the central plaza where many residents sit quietly or socialize. On its south side is the Parish Church of San Miguel Arcangel, a stunning building with neo-Gothic towers. Elsewhere around the square are old colonial buildings and a branch of La Esquina Mexican Folk Toy Museum. Peruse the small collection of handcrafted traditional toys, some of which are available for purchase. Head to the museum's main premises to see the full collection, which has been amassed over a period of over 50 years.

San Miguel is widely known for its artisans and artists. See some of their best works in the galleries and studios of Fabrica La Aurora. This former textile factory has been transformed into a vast art and design center, about a 15-minute walk from the center of town.

Extend your sightseeing to attractions just outside the city. They include El Charco del Ingenio, a botanical garden of Mexican plants, and the Sanctuary of Atotonilco. This is an 18th-century religious complex decorated with vivid frescoes and murals. Travel 7 miles (11 kilometers) from San Miguel to enjoy the indoor and outdoor thermal pools of Escondido Place.

Find more ways to relax when you are a back in San Miguel. Enjoy a stroll and picnic in the green environs of Juarez Park.

Reach San Miguel de Allende by flying into Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City, 170 miles (274 kilometers) away or Guanajuato International Airport, 58 miles (94 kilometers) away. Complete your journey from either airport by bus or rental car to enjoy the city’s architecture, culture, history and green spaces.

Where to stay in San Miguel de Allende

Real de Minas San Miguel de Allende
Real de Minas San Miguel de Allende
4 out of 5
Ancha de San Antonio No. 1, Centro, San Miguel de Allende, GTO, 37700
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $65 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in San Miguel de Allende. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Refurberation required. No coffee maker in rooms. Nice gardens in property."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende Urban Resort
Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende Urban Resort
5 out of 5
Calzada de la Presa No. 85, Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, GTO, 37700
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $362 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in San Miguel de Allende. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (467 reviews)
"The stay was wonderful my only complaint is that your TV’s should be smart TV’s so you can access steaming services."

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Hacienda Los Picachos
Hacienda Los Picachos
4 out of 5
Carretera a Querétaro Km3, San Miguel de Allende, GTO, 37700
The price is $139 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in San Miguel de Allende. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and a free area shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (498 reviews)
First class!!
"Absolutely amazing! I love this place. First class."

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2022

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Casa Pandurata
Casa Pandurata
3.5 out of 5
40 Relox Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, GTO, 37700
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in San Miguel de Allende. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and valet parking. Popular attractions San Miguel de Allende Public ...
3-Bedroom Garden Home with Rooftop Terrace & Garage Parking
3-Bedroom Garden Home with Rooftop Terrace & Garage Parking
3 out of 5
8A Ladrillera Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, GTO, 37700
Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Temple of Immaculate Conception and Zocalo Folk Art are located nearby. Discover genuine ...
QUIET 3 BEDROOM PRIVATE SUITE HOME W/BEAUTIFUL VIEW & PRIVATE PARKING
QUIET 3 BEDROOM PRIVATE SUITE HOME W/BEAUTIFUL VIEW & PRIVATE PARKING
San Miguel de Allende, GTO
Stay at this vacation home in San Miguel de Allende. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Juarez Park and El Mirador Viewpoint ...
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